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Rail Bridge Designer Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Rail Bridge Designer


Posted: 2/22/2024 - Expires: 5/22/2024

Job ID: 270090930


Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative-action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Are you ready to kickstart your rail bridge engineering career? To give yourself the best chance for future success, you'll want a solid company with collaborative colleagues who do amazing work for clients who trust them to push open the doors to what's possible. And that's what you'll find at HDR.

HDR is an employee-owned company with more than 100 years of making great things possible, together with our clients. Our pride is in our people - smart, hardworking team members who take their employee ownership seriously and will have your back at every turn. Their expertise will inspire you to be your best and develop new and better solutions.

We invite you to build your transportation career at HDR. Our global team is looking for a success-oriented Rail Bridge Designer who will be a key player in HDR's freight rail program.

The freight rail network is a vital link in our national and global supply chain markets. Your work at HDR results in critical infrastructure for the sustainable movement of goods and people. Whether it is a traditional railroad structure across a major river or an engineering marvel that redefines freight mobility at historic bottlenecks, you will have created something that matters.

HDR Rail Designers thrive in this entrepreneurial environment where team members are encouraged to proactively work with their supervisors to identify project roles that are complementary to their strengths, interests, and career goals. We have a proven workshare approach, providing diverse staff from across our Transportation program the opportunity to participate in landmark projects around the globe. Our culture of innovation and collaboration places a strong emphasis on team spirit, diversity thoughtfulness, growth and learning, discipline expertise, and personal accountability offering you a rewarding career in our dynamic, high-performance environment. If that sounds good to you, please apply!

Primary Responsibilities

Apply structural engineering techniques and procedures related to the design of bridges, structures, retaining walls, and supporting facilities for our various freight railroad clients
Work under the guidance and direct supervision of a Professional Engineer to serve in a technical capacity to assist in checking drawings and calculations, developing material lists and calculating quantities, and reviewing construction submittals, using structural design software programs
Participate and assist in rail bridges and structures assessments.
Assist with the development of project deliverables, including calculations, design plans, cost estimates, specifications, and feasibility reports.
Have a desire to work in and learn about the railroad industry and may regularly interact with clients and other rail industry professionals.
Work closely with Project Engineers and Managers to gain the engineering experience to obtain a professional engineering license.
Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field
Interest in the freight railroad industry
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, CAD, and design software for layout and design
Good communication skills and willingness to work in a team environment
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant in our employee-owned culture
Ability to periodically travel to work on field assignments and/or attend project walkthroughs to gain experience
EIT or ability to gain EIT certification within 12 months of hire

Preferred Qualifications

Intern or professional experience in transportation-related civil design (e.g., roadway, railroads or transit, or other linear corridor design).
Strong understanding and experience with engineering software packages.
Experience in bridge or structure design.
Preference is given to local candidates

We've already earned National ACEC awards for the West Colton Flyover Structures which eliminated one of the largest bottlenecks in US history with an innovative first-of-its-kind flyover, the HDR-patented Infinity Loop Design, and the West Vancouver Freight Access Program Management project where we worked with the port to right-size and more efficiently adapt to evolving industry demands. You could help us bring home the next one.

We understand your career is a big part of your life, but it's not your whole life. We offer benefits that look out for your health and wellness from a "whole you" perspective. Whether you are continuing your education, mapping your financial future, balancing work and family, or planning for retirement, we want to support your personal and professional goals. Benefits include an excellent medical plan, paid time off, tuition assistance, 401(k) and employee stock ownership plans - and more! At HDR, you can own your future, own your company, and own who you are. Join us to collaborate with a global team, grow your career, and work on amazing projects!


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonus and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position in Cincinnati is $65,790 - $89,010 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location. (Stated benefits are for full-time regular positions. Temporary and part-time roles eligible for limited benefits.)

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Other Locations: United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-West Virginia-Charleston, United States-Pennsylvania-Bethlehem, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh, United States-Pennsylvania-Mechanicsburg

Industry: Freight Rail
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Railway Design
Job Posting: Feb 22, 2024

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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